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30+ Conversation Questions: CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR

The main focus is a Christmas tree with ornaments, one of which is a cute wooden Santa Claus with very long spindly legs. The tree is in a family's living room.

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Where do you usually spend Christmas?

Who do you normally spend Christmas with?

How do you usually spend Christmas Day?

What do you eat and drink at Christmas? 

What special traditions does your family have?

How do you decorate your house at Christmas?

What are your favourite things about Christmas?

What’s your favourite Christmas music?

Do you have a favourite Christmas film?

Do you usually exchange gifts with your family and friends?

Do you ever send Christmas cards?

Do you go to church at Christmas? Do you have a favourite Christmas carol or song?

Does it normally snow where you live at Christmas?

Are there Christmas markets where you live and do you enjoy visiting them?

Have you ever celebrated Christmas at the beach or in an unusual location?

What’s your favourite Christmas memory from your childhood?

Is Christmas really just for children?

Do you feel sad when Christmas is over?

What do you dislike about Christmas?

How has the celebration of Christmas changed since you were a child?

How do you feel about the commercial side of Christmas?

An old-fashioned copper pot with a delicious-looking Christmas punch. There are slices of orange floating on the top.

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Does your culture celebrate New Year on a different day from January 1st? If so, what important traditions are there?

How do you usually celebrate New Year?

Have you ever been to a very memorable New Year party?

Do you eat anything special at New Year?

Do you ever make New Year’s resolutions? 

Did you achieve the things you wanted to achieve for this year?

What would you like to do differently next year?

If you weren’t afraid, what is something you would absolutely love to do next year?

Which place would you like to visit next year?

What’s the best book you read this year?

What’s the best film or TV show you saw this year?

What’s the nicest thing that happened to you this year?

What’s something you did this year that you are very proud of?

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